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Brocade® Firmware Updates (June 2017)

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Type: Firmware - Switch
Version: Jun2017(1 Jan 3000)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (Itanium)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation (x86-64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
Brocade® Firmware Updates (June 2017)

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Supported Firmware Versions

 Switch  Number of Ports  Speed (Gb/s)  Firmware Level
 300  8, 16, 24  8  7.4.1e
 200E  8, 16  4  6.2.2f9
 2400  8  1  2.6.2d
 2800  16  1  2.6.2d
 3200  8  2  3.2.1c
 3250  8  2  5.3.2
 3252  8  2  5.3.2
 3800  16  2  3.2.1c
 3850  16  2  5.3.2
 3852  16  2  5.3.2
 3900  32  2  5.3.2
 4100  32  4  6.4.3h
 4900  16, 32, 64  4  6.4.3h
 5000  16, 32, 64  4  6.4.3h
 5100  24, 32, 40  8  7.4.1e
 5300  48, 64, 80  8  7.4.1e
 6510  24, 48  16  8.0.1b
 6520  48, 72, 96  16  8.0.1b
 12000  32, 64, dual 64  2  5.0.5f
 24000  32, 64, 128  2  5.3.2
 48000  32 through 256  4  6.4.3h

SLES 11 SP4 and later updated the SSH minimum key exchange size to avoid a security vulnerability. Some SSH implementations do not support keys of at least 1536 bytes. To avoid this issue, upgrade Brocade firmware to version 6.4.3h or 7.3.1d or late

Updated Versions

The following Brocade firmware images are CXFS certified. Manuals, MIBs, and release notes are contained within the download image.

  • Firmware 8.0.1b  
    • Tageted for 32Gb Switches brings compatability for the 16Gb switches.
    • Qualified Java Ver 8 update 77
    • Corrects 7.3.1 hang during bootup serial console reports "The system is comming up please wait.."
    • SFP on GE port comes up as Laser_Flt
    • Brocade 6505 models with single FAN/PS repoort Warnin or marginal switch
       
  • Firmware 7.4.1e  (updates 7.3.1d)
    • Address hang during bootup serial console reports "The system is comming up please wait.."
    • parameter "switch.login.perSwitchMax" not show in configshow output
    • CP firmware update fails to regain HA sync
    • Host may enclouter aborts or frame loss without visible errors
    • Large accumulation on FC8-64 cards in DX switch
    • Switch panic after reaching out of memory(OOM) condition.
       
  • Firmware 7.3.1d (updates 7.0.3b)
    • Unable to collect supportsave on BR5460 with error message: The switch does not have enough disk space to run full supportSave. Available Free disk space is 27 MB.
    • Switch may be disabled due to internal ports not being online.
    • Some hosts from an edge fabric may fail to discover the LUNs in another edge fabric.
    • Static mapped F-ports do not come back online after reboot, while all the non-static mapped ports come back online after
      the reboot.
    • Bounced ISL links may not come back to full speed setting when port speed is set to AN.
    • Brocade switches HA-reboot due to Out of Memory (OOM) condition.
       
  • Firmware 7.3.0b
    Note: Latest CXFS 3.x release must be installed for 7.3.x firmware support.
    Note: An earlier version of 7.x firmware is provided as a step to upgrade to 7.3.0b.
    • Addresses ShellShock vulnerability.
    • Ability to assign individual ports of optical ICL to logical switches.
    • FOS v7.0.1 is qualified and supported only with Oracle JRE 1.6.0 update 24.
       
  • Firmware 6.4.3h (updates to 6.4.3f)
    Note: Last support for Brocade 48000, 4100, 4900, and 5000.
    • Addresses Poodle SSLv3 CVE-2014-3566.
    • Addresses OpenSSL advisory CVE-2015-0286.
    • Addresses OpenSSL advisory CVE-2015-0292.

Older Versions

  • Firmware 6.4.3f
    • Addresses ShellShock vulnerability.
    • Has all other fixes mentioned below which were in previous version:
      • Supports longer port names, up to 128 characters.
      • SFTP support provides users an option to securely transfer files during firmware download. 
      • Temporary license support.
      • FOS v6.4 is qualified and supported only with JRE 1.6.0 Update 16.
      • Switch panic after code upgrading and device re-login.
      • Frame drop, SCSI LUN command being trapped to CPU.
         
  • Firmware 6.3.1a (bug fixes to 6.2.2b)
    Note: 6.3.1a is required for new Brocade switches and provides compatability for existing switches.
    Note: Firmware is not supported by the 200E switch.
    • Provides additional WWN for Brocade switches.
    • Features port beacon.
    • Automatic assignment of slot-based license.
    • Support for extended license fabrics over 10 km.
    • Brocade ISL trunking aggregate multiple physical links into one.
    • Fixes issue that makes user unable to remove Admin domain.
    • Fixes on-blade fault reporting inconsistent between GUI and switch.
    • Fixes Telnet timeout when changing TI zone.
    • switchshow shows same PID after switch reboot.
    • Fixes issue where FabricWatch daemon can crash.
    • CPU failure when 48000 8 GB blade and E port are not on same ASIC.
    • Fixes issue that causes the switch to display incorrect userconfig --show information.
       
  • Firmware 6.2.2b
    Note: 6.2.2b is required for new Brocade switches.
    • Provides additional WWN for Brocade switches.
    • Available to maintain compatibility for existing switches.
       
  • Firmware 6.2.2f9
    Note: Firmware is intended as an upgrade for 200E.
    • Addresses ShellShock vulnerability.
    • Provides additional WWN for Brocade switches.
    • Switch panic when repeated pooling of switch with wrong password.
    • Brocade Encryption Switch (BES) goes to fault state after multiple changes.
    • Addresses an issue where an 8 Gb device not seen when port was locked as G port.
       
  • Firmware 6.2.0c (bug fixes to 6.1.0c)
    • Supports the Brocade DCX-4S series switch.
    • Supports the FC8-16, FC8-32 and FC8-48 fiber channel port blade.
    • Virtual fabric support 5100 and 5300 switch.
    • Provides support for temporary licenses.
    • Provides IPv6 full support.
       
  • Firmware 6.1.0c (bug fixes to 6.0.0c)
     
  • Firmware 6.0.0c
    Note: 1 Gb switches and secure fabric will not be supported (Site should use 5.3.x firmware).
    Note: Switches can only be upgraded to 6.0.0c if 5.3.x firmware is currently loaded. 
    • Introduces 8 GB ports blades for the Brocade 48000 switch.
    • Provides new security features.
    • Provides new adaptive networking features.
    • Offers traffic isolation zones.
    • M-EOS (McData) native fabric interoperability (48000, 5000, 4900).
       
  • Firmware 5.3.2
    Note: Last support for Brocade 3250, 3252, 3900, and 24000.
    Note: Sites cannot jump more than two releases when upgrading; for example, you cannot upgrade from 5.0.x to 5.3.x. Please contact SGI support for older images.
    • Corrects panic during write to compact flash.
    • Corrects issue that causes web monitoring to fail.
    • Corrects panic when upgrading from 5.1 to 5.3 code.
    • Corrects drop frames that are seen when interfaced to 4 Gb or 8 Gb switches.
    • Fan speed did not go to high on fault.
       
  • Firmware 5.0.5f
    Note: Last support for Brocade 12000 and bug fixes to 5.0.5e.
    Note: 1 Gb switches are not be supported.
    • Fabric Watch daemon panics pulling data from temperature sensor.
    • Fabric Shortest Path First daemon (FSPF) causes switch panic.
    • Interop mode zoned died on the standby following cfgclear and cfgsave.
    • Fabric Watch daemon panics with bad memory access and memory leak.
       
  • Firmware 5.0.5e
    • In 2 Gb platforms, a switch panic could result from a faulty SFP.
    • Port can get stuck in the In_sync state when the probe fails.
    • The performance server daemon can cause the switch to crash with a switch panic for a bad IP adress in syslogd.
       
  • Firmware 3.2.1c (last support for Brocade 3200 and 3800)
    • Image for 3200 and 3800 switches to maintain compatibility with Brocade 5000.
    • Stack overflow and panic during normal operation.
    • Port drop out when connected to 1 Gb Switch.
    • Plogi not being forwarded to other switches in fabric.
       
  • Firmware 2.6.2d (last support for Brocade 2400 and 2800)
    • Image for 2400 and 2800 switches to maintain compatibility with Brocade 5000.
    • Devices fail to login after switch reboot.
    • ISL may segment when connected to 48000 Brocade switch. Corrected security policies.

Updating Firmware

Firmware v6.0 introduced one-step upgrades/downgrades; you cannot jump releases.
For example, you cannot jump from 5.3.X to 6.1; you must first step to 6.0. Additionally, you must upgrade to 6.4.3 in order to make jump to 7.0.

HPE Service persons:  For more information, refer to  PV's 1062717, 1068392, 1068959

 


Type: Firmware - Switch
Version: Jun2017(1 Jan 3000)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (Itanium)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation (x86-64)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (Itanium)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Description

Brocade® Firmware Updates (June 2017)

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Supported Firmware Versions

 Switch  Number of Ports  Speed (Gb/s)  Firmware Level
 300  8, 16, 24  8  7.4.1e
 200E  8, 16  4  6.2.2f9
 2400  8  1  2.6.2d
 2800  16  1  2.6.2d
 3200  8  2  3.2.1c
 3250  8  2  5.3.2
 3252  8  2  5.3.2
 3800  16  2  3.2.1c
 3850  16  2  5.3.2
 3852  16  2  5.3.2
 3900  32  2  5.3.2
 4100  32  4  6.4.3h
 4900  16, 32, 64  4  6.4.3h
 5000  16, 32, 64  4  6.4.3h
 5100  24, 32, 40  8  7.4.1e
 5300  48, 64, 80  8  7.4.1e
 6510  24, 48  16  8.0.1b
 6520  48, 72, 96  16  8.0.1b
 12000  32, 64, dual 64  2  5.0.5f
 24000  32, 64, 128  2  5.3.2
 48000  32 through 256  4  6.4.3h

SLES 11 SP4 and later updated the SSH minimum key exchange size to avoid a security vulnerability. Some SSH implementations do not support keys of at least 1536 bytes. To avoid this issue, upgrade Brocade firmware to version 6.4.3h or 7.3.1d or late

Updated Versions

The following Brocade firmware images are CXFS certified. Manuals, MIBs, and release notes are contained within the download image.

  • Firmware 8.0.1b  
    • Tageted for 32Gb Switches brings compatability for the 16Gb switches.
    • Qualified Java Ver 8 update 77
    • Corrects 7.3.1 hang during bootup serial console reports "The system is comming up please wait.."
    • SFP on GE port comes up as Laser_Flt
    • Brocade 6505 models with single FAN/PS repoort Warnin or marginal switch
       
  • Firmware 7.4.1e  (updates 7.3.1d)
    • Address hang during bootup serial console reports "The system is comming up please wait.."
    • parameter "switch.login.perSwitchMax" not show in configshow output
    • CP firmware update fails to regain HA sync
    • Host may enclouter aborts or frame loss without visible errors
    • Large accumulation on FC8-64 cards in DX switch
    • Switch panic after reaching out of memory(OOM) condition.
       
  • Firmware 7.3.1d (updates 7.0.3b)
    • Unable to collect supportsave on BR5460 with error message: The switch does not have enough disk space to run full supportSave. Available Free disk space is 27 MB.
    • Switch may be disabled due to internal ports not being online.
    • Some hosts from an edge fabric may fail to discover the LUNs in another edge fabric.
    • Static mapped F-ports do not come back online after reboot, while all the non-static mapped ports come back online after
      the reboot.
    • Bounced ISL links may not come back to full speed setting when port speed is set to AN.
    • Brocade switches HA-reboot due to Out of Memory (OOM) condition.
       
  • Firmware 7.3.0b
    Note: Latest CXFS 3.x release must be installed for 7.3.x firmware support.
    Note: An earlier version of 7.x firmware is provided as a step to upgrade to 7.3.0b.
    • Addresses ShellShock vulnerability.
    • Ability to assign individual ports of optical ICL to logical switches.
    • FOS v7.0.1 is qualified and supported only with Oracle JRE 1.6.0 update 24.
       
  • Firmware 6.4.3h (updates to 6.4.3f)
    Note: Last support for Brocade 48000, 4100, 4900, and 5000.
    • Addresses Poodle SSLv3 CVE-2014-3566.
    • Addresses OpenSSL advisory CVE-2015-0286.
    • Addresses OpenSSL advisory CVE-2015-0292.

Older Versions

  • Firmware 6.4.3f
    • Addresses ShellShock vulnerability.
    • Has all other fixes mentioned below which were in previous version:
      • Supports longer port names, up to 128 characters.
      • SFTP support provides users an option to securely transfer files during firmware download. 
      • Temporary license support.
      • FOS v6.4 is qualified and supported only with JRE 1.6.0 Update 16.
      • Switch panic after code upgrading and device re-login.
      • Frame drop, SCSI LUN command being trapped to CPU.
         
  • Firmware 6.3.1a (bug fixes to 6.2.2b)
    Note: 6.3.1a is required for new Brocade switches and provides compatability for existing switches.
    Note: Firmware is not supported by the 200E switch.
    • Provides additional WWN for Brocade switches.
    • Features port beacon.
    • Automatic assignment of slot-based license.
    • Support for extended license fabrics over 10 km.
    • Brocade ISL trunking aggregate multiple physical links into one.
    • Fixes issue that makes user unable to remove Admin domain.
    • Fixes on-blade fault reporting inconsistent between GUI and switch.
    • Fixes Telnet timeout when changing TI zone.
    • switchshow shows same PID after switch reboot.
    • Fixes issue where FabricWatch daemon can crash.
    • CPU failure when 48000 8 GB blade and E port are not on same ASIC.
    • Fixes issue that causes the switch to display incorrect userconfig --show information.
       
  • Firmware 6.2.2b
    Note: 6.2.2b is required for new Brocade switches.
    • Provides additional WWN for Brocade switches.
    • Available to maintain compatibility for existing switches.
       
  • Firmware 6.2.2f9
    Note: Firmware is intended as an upgrade for 200E.
    • Addresses ShellShock vulnerability.
    • Provides additional WWN for Brocade switches.
    • Switch panic when repeated pooling of switch with wrong password.
    • Brocade Encryption Switch (BES) goes to fault state after multiple changes.
    • Addresses an issue where an 8 Gb device not seen when port was locked as G port.
       
  • Firmware 6.2.0c (bug fixes to 6.1.0c)
    • Supports the Brocade DCX-4S series switch.
    • Supports the FC8-16, FC8-32 and FC8-48 fiber channel port blade.
    • Virtual fabric support 5100 and 5300 switch.
    • Provides support for temporary licenses.
    • Provides IPv6 full support.
       
  • Firmware 6.1.0c (bug fixes to 6.0.0c)
     
  • Firmware 6.0.0c
    Note: 1 Gb switches and secure fabric will not be supported (Site should use 5.3.x firmware).
    Note: Switches can only be upgraded to 6.0.0c if 5.3.x firmware is currently loaded. 
    • Introduces 8 GB ports blades for the Brocade 48000 switch.
    • Provides new security features.
    • Provides new adaptive networking features.
    • Offers traffic isolation zones.
    • M-EOS (McData) native fabric interoperability (48000, 5000, 4900).
       
  • Firmware 5.3.2
    Note: Last support for Brocade 3250, 3252, 3900, and 24000.
    Note: Sites cannot jump more than two releases when upgrading; for example, you cannot upgrade from 5.0.x to 5.3.x. Please contact SGI support for older images.
    • Corrects panic during write to compact flash.
    • Corrects issue that causes web monitoring to fail.
    • Corrects panic when upgrading from 5.1 to 5.3 code.
    • Corrects drop frames that are seen when interfaced to 4 Gb or 8 Gb switches.
    • Fan speed did not go to high on fault.
       
  • Firmware 5.0.5f
    Note: Last support for Brocade 12000 and bug fixes to 5.0.5e.
    Note: 1 Gb switches are not be supported.
    • Fabric Watch daemon panics pulling data from temperature sensor.
    • Fabric Shortest Path First daemon (FSPF) causes switch panic.
    • Interop mode zoned died on the standby following cfgclear and cfgsave.
    • Fabric Watch daemon panics with bad memory access and memory leak.
       
  • Firmware 5.0.5e
    • In 2 Gb platforms, a switch panic could result from a faulty SFP.
    • Port can get stuck in the In_sync state when the probe fails.
    • The performance server daemon can cause the switch to crash with a switch panic for a bad IP adress in syslogd.
       
  • Firmware 3.2.1c (last support for Brocade 3200 and 3800)
    • Image for 3200 and 3800 switches to maintain compatibility with Brocade 5000.
    • Stack overflow and panic during normal operation.
    • Port drop out when connected to 1 Gb Switch.
    • Plogi not being forwarded to other switches in fabric.
       
  • Firmware 2.6.2d (last support for Brocade 2400 and 2800)
    • Image for 2400 and 2800 switches to maintain compatibility with Brocade 5000.
    • Devices fail to login after switch reboot.
    • ISL may segment when connected to 48000 Brocade switch. Corrected security policies.

Updating Firmware

Firmware v6.0 introduced one-step upgrades/downgrades; you cannot jump releases.
For example, you cannot jump from 5.3.X to 6.1; you must first step to 6.0. Additionally, you must upgrade to 6.4.3 in order to make jump to 7.0.

HPE Service persons:  For more information, refer to  PV's 1062717, 1068392, 1068959

 


Revision History

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